An Astronomical Unit is a unit of measurement of distance, frequently used to measure inter-planetary distances.
- Speed of Travel
- The standard abbreviation is AU.
Imperial vs. Solomani Astronomical Unit Usage
Modern Imperial usage bases the AU on the distance between Capital and its sun, which happens to have an almost identical orbital distance to that of Terra around Sol. This definition of the AU was broadly adopted following the Solomani Rim War, in order to avoid the use of specifically Terrocentric metrics.
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- Marc Miller. Imperial Encyclopedia (Game Designers Workshop, 1987), TBD.
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science
- An unpublished factoid written by Ade Stewart